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Wednesday 24 December 1969 — VICTORIA

Carols By Candlelight is telecast live for the first time in over a decade. (GTV9 had last telecast it in 1956 as part of its pre-launch test transmissions) Hosting from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is Phil Gibbs with performances by Johnny Farnham, Robert Leeman, Aurora Muratti, Julie Raines, Ian McNeill and a 200-strong choir.

ATV0 would go on to be the host broadcaster for Carols By Candlelight for a decade, with the telecast rights taken over by the Nine Network in 1979.

See also: Wednesday 24 December 1969 — SYDNEY

Source: TV Times, 24 December 1969 (except programs marked * Source: The Age, 24 December 1969)

 

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6AM
7AM 7am The New Three Stooges
7.30 Laurel And Hardy
7.55 Funny Company
7am Fun Show
8AM 8.30am King Leonardo 8am Kaper Kops
8.30 Here’s Humphrey
9AM 9am Deputy Dawg
9.30 Jungle Jim
9am Holiday Carnival 9am The Magic Circle Club
9.30 Kindy
10AM 10.10am Play School
10.35 Close
10am Casey Jones
10.30 Hawkeye
10.30 The Unloved 10am Rocky And Bullwinkle
10.30 The Real McCoys
11AM 11am Rocket Robin Hood
11.30 Karen
11.58 News
11am Divorce Court
11.30 Secret Storm
11am The Lone Ranger
11.30 A Year To Remember
11.57 News
12PM 12.45pm English By TV 12pm Abbott And Costello
12.30 Movie: Little Women. 1949 [IMDB]
12pm Days Of Our Lives
12.30 Movie: The Mudlark. 1951 [IMDB]
12pm Sky King
12.30 Movie: Wings Over Wyoming. 1937 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.05 This Week In Britain
1.10 Movie: Never Wave At A WAAC. 1952 [IMDB]
1.25 Better Living
1.30 Candid Camera
2PM 2.35 Stina’s Diary 2pm Movie: A Christmas Carol. 1938 [IMDB] 2pm Peyton Place
2.30 General Hospital
2pm Movie: Bobbikins. 1960 [IMDB]
3PM 3.05 Science Report
3.20 Back To Bree
3.45 Cartoons
3.50 Flowerpot Men
3.30 Jet Jackson 3pm Ben Casey 3.27 News
3.30 The Pied Piper
4PM 4.05 Play School
4.30 Adventure Island
4pm Champion
4.30 The Munsters
4pm Marine Boy
4.30 White Hunter
4pm The Flinstones
4.30 Astro Boy
5PM 5pm Cartoons
5.05 Speed Racer
5.30 Why Is It So?
5.40 Lassie
5pm Gomer Pyle USMC
5.30 Cool McCool
5pm National Velvet
5.30 The Bugs Bunny Show
5pm The Three Stooges
5.30 On Safari
6PM 6.05 Life Of Riley
6.30 Sexton Blake
6.55 Cricket Corner
6pm The Beverly Hillbillies
6.30 News. Brian Naylor, David Johnston
6pm Spin A Word
6.30 News. Eric Pearce, Kevin Sanders, Rosemary Margan
6pm News. Barry McQueen, Brian Taylor
6.30 The Patty Duke Show
7PM  7pm ABC News, Newsreel
7.26 Weather
7.30 Special: Pinocchio
7pm Coles $6000 Question. Roland Strong
7.30 Department S
7pm Family Affair
7.30 Ironside
7pm Bewitched
7.30 Hawaii Ho!
8PM  8.43 News In Brief
8.45 The Dean Martin Show
8.30 Movie: Crooks Anonymous. 1963 [IMDB] * 8.30 Special: Ladies And Gentlemen — A Christmas Occasion 8.30 Special: Andy Williams Christmas Show
9PM  9.35 ABC News, Weather
9.45 Special: Carols From Kings 1968
9.30 Special: Carols By Candlelight. Live from Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. Phil Gibbs 
10PM  10.30 Soccer 10.10 Movie: Singin’ In The Rain. 1952 [IMDB] * 10pm Movie: Scrooge. 1951 [IMDB]
11PM  * 11.40 Late News 11.30 News. Ron Alderton
11.45 Close
12AM  12am Close 12am News
12.10 Close
12am Movie: The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle. 1939 [IMDB]
1AM  1.50 Epilogue
1.55 Close
2AM 
3AM 
4AM 
5AM 
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10.10am Play School
10.35 Close
12.45pm English By TV
1pm ABC News
1.05 This Week In Britain
1.10 Movie: Never Wave At A WAAC. 1952 [IMDB]
2.35 Stina’s Diary
3.05 Science Report
3.20 Back To Bree
3.45 Cartoons
3.50 Flowerpot Men
4.05 Play School
4.30 Adventure Island
5pm Cartoons
5.05 Speed Racer
5.30 Why Is It So?
5.40 Lassie
6.05 Life Of Riley
6.30 Sexton Blake
6.55 Cricket Corner
7pm ABC News, Newsreel
7.26 Weather
7.30 Special: Pinocchio
8.43 News In Brief
8.45 The Dean Martin Show
9.35 ABC News, Weather
9.45 Special: Carols From Kings 1968
10.30 Soccer
12am Close
12pm I’ve Got A Secret
12.30 Movie: Pied Piper Of Hamelin. 1957 [IMDB]
2pm Days Of Our Lives
2.45 Cooking
3.15 It Takes A Thief
4pm Cartoon Carnival
4.50 Cobbers Club
5.05 Casey Jones
5.30 Jonny Quest
5.55 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
6.20 News
7pm The Big 9. Athol Guy
7.30 Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)
8.30 Movie: The Magnificent Seven. 1960 [IMDB]
10.15 News, Weather
10.20 Close
12pm Beauty And The Beast
12.30 The Rag Trade
1pm Coronation Street
1.30 Sewing Hints
1.35 News
1.50 Beauty Box
2pm Maggie. Maggie Tabberer
2.30 Movie: Abbott And Costello In The Navy. 1941 [IMDB]
4pm Cartoon Carnival
4.30 The Lone Ranger
5pm BTV Juniors
5.30 Generation Gap
5.55 Green Acres
6.20 Regional News
6.30 National News
6.58 Weather
7pm Mr Roberts
7.30 The Little Drummer Boy
8pm Movie: The Holly And The Ivy. 1953 [IMDB]
9.30 Special: Carols By Candlelight
11.30 News
11.40 Epilogue; Close
11.55am News, Weather
12.25 Girl Talk
12.55 News
1pm The Loretta Young Show
1.30 Movie: Christmas Eve [IMDB]
3pm The Marriage Game
3.55 Here’s Humphrey
4.50 GMV Juniors
5pm Annie Oakley
5.30 Space Ace
6pm Leave It To Beaver
6.20 Regional News
6.30 National News
7pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
7.30 The Saint
8.30 Movie: Strategic Air Command. 1955 [IMDB]
10.30 News, Weather
11.10 Epilogue
11.15 Close
2pm Cartoons
2.30 Movie: The Blazing Forest. 1952 [IMDB]
4.05 Glencannon
4.30 Tots Time
4.35 Superman
5pm The Flintstones
5.25 Rifleman
5.50 Bewitched
6.15 Regional News
6.30 National News
7pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
7.30 The Man From UNCLE
8.30 Contrabandits
9.30 Special: Carols By Candlelight
11.30 News
11.35 Epilogue; Close
2pm The Little People
2.35 Movie: Vacation From Marriage. 1945 [IMDB]
4.15 Huckleberry Hound
4.45 The Paddlewheelers
5.50 Fireball XL5
6.15 The Flying Nun
6.40 News
7pm The Big 9
7.30 Hunter
8.25 Movie: Funny Face. 1957 [IMDB]
10.10 News
10.18 Tomorrow On 8
10.20 Close
5pm The Mickey Mouse Club
5.25 The Flintstones
5.50 Hogan’s Heroes
6.15 Gippsland News
6.30 National News
6.55 Stock Report
7pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
7.30 The Carol Burnett Show
8.30 Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)
9.25 Gippsland News
9.30 Special: Carols By Candlelight
11.30 Close

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